Thursday, June 4, 2015

New queens have arrived

Last week I ordered 2 Russian/Carnolian cross queens from Honey Bee Genetics as I had 2 swarm hives with no queen activity.  Yesterday I completed another search and I did find a queen in my Queen castle and lots of tightly packed brood cells.  No activity at all in the other 2 suspect hives so that's where the queens went.  I am not in love with the idea of mass produced queens and think that this is another reason we have CCD, but there were no local queens available.  The only 2 other hives which up and left years past were both with queens
from queen factories.  Someone should study this.

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